Raymond Cole Gonzales III
July 7, 1991 - June 11, 2020
Funeral services for Raymond Cole Gonzales III, 28, of Fort Thompson, SD, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the Gonzales residence of Fort Thompson, SD.
Wake services were private family only on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, with a public wake at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Gonzales residence of Fort Thompson, SD.
Burial will be at Christ Episcopal Cemetery of Fort Thompson, SD.
Raymond Cole Gonzales III died June 11, 2020, at Fort Thompson, SD.
Raymond Cole Gonzales III was born July 7, 1991, to Raymond and Charlotte (Marshall) Gonzales.
He attended grade school and high school at Crow Creek schools of Fort Thompson, SD, and Stephan, SD.
His first job was at Lynn’s in Fort Thompson, SD, then worked as a fire fighter, wildlife conservation officer, at First Dakota, as a cook in Billings, MT, and finally as a heavy equipment operator.
He loved working on cars and motorcycles but basically enjoyed fixing anything.
He loved demolition derbies.
He was raised Catholic and served as an altar server along with his older brother.
Grateful for having shared his life are his parents, Raymond and Charlotte Gonzales; three daughters, Marilyn Harmon, Charlotte Gonzales and Rosemary Harmon; two sons, Ramon Gonzales and J. Keith Goodlow; two
brothers, Terence Gonzales and Steven Gonzales; three sisters, Monicia Gonzales, Donika Gonzales and June Marshall and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Margaret and Ray Gonzales, Grandma Nelda and Tall Bill and June Sazue, Aunt Allie Gonzales and Richard Gonzales, Uncle Darrell Lambie; a brother, Jerred Jordan; a
nephew, Jeremy Duane Mesdes and his grandfathers, Curly Miller, Robert Marshall and Steve Miller.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, will be in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.